Presentation on theme: "14/06/2006CETL Seminar Cross Sector Computer Assisted Language Learning CROSSCALL Terry King Jane Hughes Lydia Buravova."— Presentation transcript:
14/06/2006CETL Seminar Cross Sector Computer Assisted Language Learning CROSSCALL Terry King Jane Hughes Lydia Buravova
14/06/2006CETL Seminar Background Lessons from previous projects - VDML,ATLAS and ESRC researcg surveys and focus groups. 1,000 pupils 10 teachers School learner’s dilemma - High expectations; sense of low achievement School teacher’s dilemma - Theory and practice New technology -New opportunities, new registers
14/06/2006CETL Seminar Questions to consider “Netspeak” or online language: Is this a concept relevant to (all) world languages? “Electronic literacy”: Should language learners be taught online communication in the target language? How might teachers and learners of world languages benefit from developing cross- sector relationships?
14/06/2006CETL Seminar Overview of research Aspects of online communication –Characteristics of language used –Students’ awareness about language use Register Use of target language versus English –How relationships developed –Roles and images How the university students see their role The image of themselves that the students create What students in both sectors learned
14/06/2006CETL Seminar Initial observations Developing relationships –Initiating the dialogue –Pattern of questions and answers –Topics discussed –Features of more successful dialogues University student role conceptions –Not teachers –Approach to giving help and making corrections
14/06/2006CETL Seminar Initial observations 2 Features of language –Mainly informal but some variation Hola! Hi! Hallo, Hey! Guten Tag, Liebe Susan, no address Bis bald, xxx, Liebe Grüße, schreib bald, deine Susan, viel Spass noch in der Schule –English mixed with target language in varying proportions –Errors –Internet and Texting features Seufz, :)), Chats, :D
14/06/2006CETL Seminar Example Russian chara-dixie.doc
14/06/2006CETL Seminar The Way Forward A revised model - The adolescents’ needs; language functions The role of HE - A readily available supply of near-peers How apply to LWW ? - Discussion of issues.
14/06/2006CETL Seminar Thanks to The teachers and pupils of the schools involved - Elliot School, Putney - William Ellis School, Camden - The Weald of Kent GS for Girls The funders, UCL and CfBT